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Avnet chosen to be the global distributor for EMC’s new VSPEX BLUE solution

Zafirah Salim | Feb. 4, 2015
Avnet’s channel partners worldwide can now offer hyper-converged solutions that are sized for their mid-market customers.

Avnet Technology Solutions announced today that it will provide its channel partners with EMC's new VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure solution.

With this, channel partners can design and deploy new solutions that offer their customers the cloud and data centre benefits of hyper-converged infrastructure, and at the price points and sizes that align with their needs.

The EMC VSPEX BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) will be available to customers through Avnet's channel community in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as North America.

"Hyper-converged appliances are gaining market share and growing exponentially in popularity within the IT community, and this new solution addresses a demand we've seen from the mid-market, cloud service providers, and remote and branch offices," said William Chu, President, Avnet Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific.

"EMC has created a unique hyper-converged infrastructure solution tailored to the specific needs of these customers, giving partners a clear opportunity to address this segment with flexible information infrastructures in the right scale. With Avnet providing the assembly, integration, logistics and services around the VSPEX BLUE framework, we will be able to accelerate partners' time to market," he added.

The EMC VSPEX BLUE appliance features fully automated configuration, single-click seamless scale-out, and zero downtime during patches and updates. With the size and simplicity of the appliance, a full IT team is not required for deployment. This makes it ideal for the mid-market, cloud service providers and remote and branch offices across industries.

Avnet will help partners integrate a wide array of management, security, and information infrastructure offerings into VSPEX BLUE solutions to tailor them to the unique needs of their customers.

Partners can leverage Avnet's global capabilities for the integration and assembly of the VSPEX BLUE appliance by Avnet's EMC-certified engineers. This will reduce the time to deployment for Avnet partners and provide them with tested, validated and fully documented converged infrastructure solutions.


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